Bowls Month set to get Victoria rollin’
Bowls clubs throughout Victoria are opening their greens to the local community this month to encourage those young and old to give bowls a go. Bowls clubs throughout Victoria are opening their greens to the local community this month to encourage those young and old to give bowls a go.
Bowls Month is a participation initiative promoted by Bowls Victoria that encourages bowls facilities around the state to offer various events to encourage participation and grow the game.
“Participation initiatives like these are vital for the growth of bowls to attract new blood to Clubs. Bowls Month is a great opportunity for the community to connect with their local Club, meet new people and get introduced to the game,” said Bowls Victoria’s Chief Executive Graeme Bridge.
Over the past two years, regular bowls participation has increased at an average rate of 3.6 per cent per year and is one of the fastest growing social sports in Victoria.
“New flexible formats for social bowls have had a strong impact on the structure of the game, which has seen a reduction in the age of participants and the time required to play,” Bridge added.
More and more Victorians are turning to bowls as their sport of choice due to it being accessible, inclusive, social and relatively inexpensive to play compared to other club sports.
Encouraging participation in sport is an integral part of Bowls Month after VicHealth research conducted earlier this year found that fewer than one in three Australians are getting enough physical activity to benefit their health.
Participating Clubs are offering a variety of community events including Bowling with Babies, Come and Try, Barefoot Bowls, Tradies days and Kids days. Bowls Victoria is encouraging all Victorians to visit their local bowls club and go for a roll this October.
A digital campaign is currently running to promote Bowls Month, which includes a new video that highlights the demographic mix in clubs today. For further information or to get involved in Bowls Month, please visit www.playbowlsvictoria.com.au